Travel Guide to Miami - The City of Glamour

Miami Travel Guide
By Elena Porter
Published January 14, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Miami, the city of glamour, glitz, sunny weather and gorgeous beaches, doesn’t really need any introduction. This vivacious city, often considered as the gateway to Latin America, will keep you spellbound with its dazzling charm and beauty.

Home to people of diverse nationalities, this multicultural hotpot is also renowned as America’s major hub for international business, fashion, tourism and nightlife. The spectacular Floridian city attracts tourists in large numbers to several of its wonderful beaches and cultural attractions.

Look forward to enjoying a vacation in this  magnificent city, which is renowned for being the “Retirement Capital of America '' and also hub of the cruise industry!

Must-see Places in Miami

Miami Beach: A mix of expansive sand beaches, vibrant entertainment-focused areas and quiet neighbourhoods, Miami Beach is situated on a barrier island with several bridges connecting the mainland. Get ready to soak up the sun, relish delectable cuisines at a beachfront restaurant, indulge in great shopping at one of the many shops, and stay at high-end hotels while at Miami Beach.  

Miami  Beach

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: The 28-acre Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark was built in 1916. It was a luxurious winter retreat of famous industrialist James Deering. This Italian Renaissance-style villa will amaze you with its decorative arts, European furniture, and stunning French and Italian sculptures, pools and fountains.

Art Deco Historic District: If you already had tons of fun at Miami Beach then you should now take a trip to the Art Deco Historic District in the up-scale South Beach neighbourhood. The buildings here are uniquely designed and gained immense popularity in the 1930s and 1940s. The architectural style in the Art Deco Historic District is sure to attract you. The Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive are the popular streets in this area.

Miami is a premier vacation hotspot in South Florida with its pleasant weather, gorgeous beaches, rich history, cultural attractions, entertainment and sports. This wonderful Floridian city offers myriad attractions to the quintessential visitors.

You can also look forward to visiting some of Miami’s top attractions such as South Beach, Everglades National Park, Bayside Marketplace, Little Havana, Bayfront Park, Miami Seaquarium, American Airlines Arena, Zoo Miami, Museum of Erotic Art, Jungle Island, Miami Science Museum, Deering Estate at Cutler, Wynwood Walls Street Art, Coral Castle, Freedom Tower, Miami Children's Museum, Miami-Dade Cultural Center, Key Biscayne, and Crandon Park.

Best Time to Fly to Miami

Miami experiences a subtropical climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. However, the winter months from November to February are the best time to enjoy holiday in this wonderful city. The popular tourism destination also receives heavy rainfall during early fall and summer. This also makes summer season humid. The months from June through November are the hurricane season here.

Getting Around in Miami

Getting Around in Miami

Miami is well connected with different parts of the world through Miami International Airport (MIA), which handles most flights from domestic and international destinations. Another alternative air travel option is to arrive at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL). With such great options for air travel getting cheap flight tickets to Miami is possible at most times. Miami also has an efficient public transportation system with several modes such as Metrorail, Metromover, Metrobus, and car rentals to effortlessly get around the city.

Places to Stay in Miami

Look forward to staying in the Miami Beach area, which is home to many hotels from the world’s leading hotel chains. Apart from Miami Beach, there are other neighborhoods as well where you can find accommodations of all kinds and budget. The popular neighborhoods to consider for staying include South Beach, Art Deco Historic District, Miami Design District, Little Havana, Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove.

Miami is a popular vacation spot for locals and international visitors as well. You can depart from any U.S. airport with the cheapest airfares. Call FlyOfinder travel experts at +1-571-378-7016 to book the best fares with savings of up to 70%.

Best Things to Do in Miami

Miami is renowned for its wonderful beaches, thriving culinary scene, fashion, festivals and events, and tons of fun tourist attractions. Here are some of the best things you should do whenever in Miami for a holiday.

  • Plan a visit to Miami during wintertime to soak up its thriving cultural scene with popular events like Art Basel and Miami Art Week
  • Head to the iconic world-renowned Ball & Chain bar, founded in the 1930s. This historical venue hosted many musical legends in the past. Take free salsa dancing lesson on a Tuesday night and enjoy live jazz on weekday evenings
  • Take a tour of Wynwood Brewing Company in the colorful Wynwood neighborhood for sampling Miami’s original craft beer. And, don’t forget to save few bucks by bringing your favorite brew back home
  • Visit the Lincoln Road Mall, founded in 1950s, and formerly referred to as the “Fifth Avenue of the South”, for some great shopping and people watching
  • Experience Miami’s happening nightlife at the opulent LIV situated inside the lobby of the historic Fontainebleau hotel
  • Visit the incredible Miami Design District, which is a hub for art, fashion, and architecture. You will find many multilevel, open-air shopping complexes such as Paradise Plaza and Palm Court where you can shop for luxury fashion brands

Miami Travel Tips

Miami Travel Tips

Whether you're in Miami for pleasure or business, our travel tips will help you in making the most of your next trip to this gorgeous tourism hotspot.

  • Miami is a melting pot of cultures and diverse nationalities, where many people can be seen speaking broken English. You shouldn’t feel intimidated while speaking broken English
  • Most taxi drivers in Miami are from Haiti and speak Haitian French
  • English and Spanish are mostly used in restaurants and shops. People from other countries work in restaurants, so ask for anyone speaking your language when visiting a restaurant
  • Miami is largely safe for tourists. The safe neighborhoods in the city include Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Brickell
  • Walking on the beach after dark should be avoided. When venturing out late at night then prefer walking on a busy street
  • When in Miami you can mostly rely on your credit card for day-to-day spending. Credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted everywhere

Fancy a visit to the multicultural hotspot and vivacious city of Miami? Get ready to be awed by the glitz and glamour with our 3-Day Miami Weekend Itinerary!

Also, read our blog Top Most Visited Destinations in USA.

Tags: Miami, Florida
About the author
Elena Porter

Experiences life to the fullest through travel; Elena Porter has been a travel author at FlyOfinder since 2019. She has extensively explored the best of over ten countries, offering unique skills to guide readers in discovering the most remarkable places in each city. Ensuring to provide the best of each destination and make your travel unforgettable.

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